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National RTAP Conference

National RTAP hosts a biennial Technical Assistance Conference that focuses on the implementation and improvement of rural and tribal transit programs, including intercity services. The purpose is to provide training and to share strategies, current regulatory information, and best practices.

The conference is generally held in the fall and attendance ranges from 300-400 and includes rural public and human service transit providers, tribal transit managers, planners, state agency staff, intercity bus operators, consultants, researchers, and trainers.

The conference rotates among regions of the country, with the previous four conference locations as follows. Click on the links below to access the websites or agendas for previous conferences, as available:

For the next conference in fall 2021, National RTAP is soliciting proposals for a location and a local host. We hope to make a selection by May 2020. See the 2021 Conference page for the RFP and full details.

The National RTAP Conference is usually held in the off-years of TRB's Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Conference (RIBTC). For more about that conference, visit ribtc.org.

If you have any questions about previous or upcoming National RTAP Conferences, contact us at conference@nationalrtap.org, 888-589-6821, or chat with us above.

 

National RTAP Conference Plenary Session  National RTAP Conference Expo  National RTAP Conference Breakout Session

Above are photos from the most recent National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference: Charting New Trails to Rural and Tribal Transit in Portland, Oregon in September 2019, taken by National RTAP staff.